I created this report
at the request of Nabisco Tablespreads Company executives to whom I had
been reporting news of a Canadian company's new cholesterol-lowering food
additive. In the course of my ad hoc reports, I had identified two
companies as the possible unnamed partner of the Canadian firm, Forbes
executives asked me to consolidate and review all available information on
these two suspects and determine which of the two was the likely partner.
NOTE: A year later, Forbes Medi-Tech announced that the partnership with
the still unnamed food company had been terminated. This prevented me from
confirming the conclusion I reached. A year later, Forbes reached an
agreement with Novartis and 11 years later was acquired by Pharmachem
helping Nabisco in its search for a buyer for its margarine business
(Nabisco Tablespreads Company), my report also led the company to purchase
the recently issued patent I discovered and discuss in the report (p.
Tablespreads Company and Forbes Medi-Tech no longer exists and many of the web pages cited as
sources no longer exist.